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Northgate Information Solutions is delighted to announce its appointment by the Miller Consortium, preferred bidder on the Leicester Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project, as its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Partner. The project will entail a total of 16 secondary schools being entirely rebuilt or refurbished over the next few years, with the first 4 schools scheduled to be ready in 2009. The ICT service given to the schools as part of the project will last for 5 years initially and carries an approximate value of £27 million.

The appointment comes in the wake of Northgate's contract win last July to supply ICT services to Bristol City Council, one of the first contracts to be awarded under the Government's BSF programme. The contract, which will ultimately deliver state of the art managed learning services to 6,500 children in the city, is worth around £9 million over the initial 5 year term.

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For further information:

Fellows’ Associates
Kathy Sutton 020 7849 3403; 07966 890401; ksutton@fellowsassociates.com
Naomi Stevenson 020 7849 3508; 07966 890403; nstevenson@fellowsassociates.com

Notes to editors:

1) Northgate Information Solutions is a leading provider of ICT and managed services solutions and software to the public services, utilities markets and corporate markets. Whether business process outsourcing, full IT outsourcing or managing specific needs such as application or web-hosting, desktop management or data-centre systems, Northgate advises clients on how to maximise the value of their information technology assets. With divisional headquarters in Hemel Hempstead and Belfast, Northgate has 25 major offices across the UK and six international offices. Founded in 1969, the company has over 3,200 employees.

2) In education, Northgate is the second largest provider of managed services in the UK. It provides technology services to over 1,100 schools, with more than 150,000 teachers and learners successfully supported by the company. Northgate provides services to every school in Northern Ireland through C2K, the largest and most comprehensive e-learning initiative ever implemented in the UK, and to over 40 education sites in Hartlepool, from primary schools through to further education. For more information, see www.northgate-is.com/managedservices.

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